If you are running StrucPLUS with AutoCAD you may be keen to know about the use of Annotative Text? Well here's the news....

Because, Annotative Scaling is part of AutoCAD, much like text styles and dimstyles, whatever is setup in the DWT template or the users drawing, then Struc Plus will use, ie:

To create a new annotative text style
1. Click Format menu Text Style. At the command prompt, enter style.

2. In the Text Style dialog box, click New.

3. In the New Text Style dialog box, enter a new style name then Click OK.

4. In the Text Style dialog box, under Size, select Annotative.

5. In the Paper Text Height box, enter the height of the text as it will display on paper. Click Apply.

(Optional) Click Set Current to set this style as the current text style.

6. Click Close.


To change an existing nonannotative text style to annotative

1. Click Format menu Text Style.At the command prompt, enter style.

2. In the Text Style dialog box, Styles list, select a style.

NoteA icon next to a text style name indicates that the style is already annotative.

3. Under Size, select Annotative.

4. In the Paper Text Height box, enter the height of the text as it will display on paper. Click Apply.

(Optional) Click Set Current to set this style as the current text style.

5. Click Close.


To create a new annotative dimension style

1. Click Format menu Dimension Style. At the command prompt, enter dimstyle.

2. In the Dimension Style Manager dialog box, click New.

3. In the Create New Dimension Style dialog box, enter a new style name.

4. Select Annotative and click Continue.

5. In the New Dimension Style dialog box, select the appropriate tab and make changes to define the dimension style. Then click OK.

(Optional) Click Set Current to set this style as the current dimension style.

6. Click Close.


To change an existing dimension style to annotative

1. Click Format menu Dimension Style. At the command prompt, enter dimstyle.

2. In the Dimension Style Manager dialog box, Styles list, select a style.

NoteA icon next to a dimension style name indicates that the style is already annotative.

3. Click Modify.

4. In the Modify Dimension Style dialog box, Fit tab, under Scale for Dimension Features, select Annotative.

5. Click OK.

(Optional) Click Set Current to set this style as the current dimension style.

6. Click Close.

The user does need to continually check the Annotative Scale is set correctly before running a Struc Plus macro.